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Testing Quantum Mechanics with Cosmic Photons on the Canary Islands

When:
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 8:00 PM
Where:
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA  
Category:
Monthly Meeting
Registration is not Required
ATMoB Business Meeting and Presentation.

Testing Quantum Mechanics with Cosmic Photons on the Canary Islands – Calvin Leung

Calvin is a graduate student in physics at MIT. He was a physics and math major at Harvey Mudd College, where for his undergraduate thesis he developed a unique astronomical instrument which uses photons from quasars to generate random bits. He was a crucial member of a team, led by Anton Zeilinger at the University of Vienna and David Kaiser at MIT, that used some of the world's largest optical telescopes on the Canary Islands to conduct rigorous tests of quantum entanglement. He is passionate about science communication, and enjoys teaching. In his spare time he likes to play the cello and watch silly Youtube videos.

Please join us for a pre-meeting dinner discussion at House of Chang, 282 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA at 6:00pm before the meeting.